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Definition of "emit" []

  • To give or send out (matter or energy): isotopes that emit radioactive particles; a stove emitting heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To give out as sound; utter: "She emitted her small strange laugh” ( Edith Wharton). (verb-transitive)
  • To voice; express: emit an opinion. (verb-transitive)
  • To issue with authority, especially to put (currency) into circulation. (verb-transitive)
  • To give or send forth; discharge (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To give voice to; utter (verb)
  • To give off (radiation or particles) (verb)
  • To put (currency) into circulation (verb)

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Use "emit" in a sentence
  • "Nov 20, 2009 (156 views) Yesterday, I posted that the total budget of fossil fuel emissions we can ever emit is 1 trillion ..."
  • "Yesterday, I posted that the total budget of fossil fuel emissions we can ever emit is 1 trillion tonnes of Carbon."
  • "Putting the cost on those that emit is a reasonable market solution to the problem."